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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 5, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Area basketball teams hoop it up Page 1B 50 CENTS Qoal Donations so far To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 D New Braunfels HeraldZeit 8 pages in two sections Friday December fed Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Dwayne Koepp 146 No 16 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Scarborough Jennifer Bowman Dwayne Koepp Noel Hansen Pamela Ann Weyel Mrs Sandy Moore Saturday and Ricky Chavez Happy Anniversary wishes go to Donn and Jan Spenrath 17 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Poten measured h parts per otic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond Thursday down 01 from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet down 05 Canyon Dam discharge 247 cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Thursday and gallons of well water Rain chances look better Sunday Today Partly cloudy near 60 Friday night increasing clouds and cold Lows in the upper 30s Saturday Mostly cloudy Highs in the upper 50s Saturday night cloudy with a slight chance of light rain or drizzle Lows in the mid 40s Cloudy with a good chance of rain Highs near 60 Monday Decreasing clouds with rains ending Lows in the 50s Highs near 70 Tuesday Partly cloudy Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Cheer Fund needs donations The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is accepting dona tions for its annual Christmas Cheer Fund Every penny of donations goes toward the purchase of food baskets for the needy Donations will be accepted at the Herald Zeitung office 707 Landa St Checks also can be mailed to the HeraldZeitung Recent contributions include and June Christian Mary and Fred Curry Wallace and Dorothy Johnson La Mujer Tejana Miss Linden Anderson Lorenz and Lollie Bading Tell us where the lights are So far readers have told us great light displays can be found at 503 Magazine Ave and 19 Mission Trace Call us at 6259144 and let us know about others Coalcarrying freight train derails in Comal County SAN ANTONIO AP Thirteen cars of a Union Pacific freight train transport ing coal derailed north of San Antonio on Thursday No injuries were reported and very little coal was lost in the accident said Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis The train of 127 cars was transporting coal from Wyoming to San Antonio for a City Public Service power plant Davis said It derailed in southern Comal Coun ty between New Braunfels and San Anto nio The rail line was expected to be reopened by 10 Thursday Thursday blaze leaves family without home HeraldZeitung photo by Susan Flynt England A New Braunfels firefighter leayes a mobile home Thursday at 169 Business 35 South By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND and CHRISTINA MINOR StaffWriters A Thursday morning blaze destroyed the home of a New Braunfels woman and her four children The fire which started at about 10 destroyed Madonna Woods trail er home and most of its contents at 169 Business 35 South She lost most of her said New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn Friend Susan Kuster said Shes a single mom with four As of Thursday afternoon firefighters did not know the cause of the blaze which started in the trailer homes living room Friesenhahn said Woods and her 3yearold son were in the home when the fire started Kuster said Woods was talking on the phone to Kuster when she noticed smoke in net house Kuster said She said Call 911 My house is Kuster said Turn to Fire Page 2A Wassailfest in New Braunfels Above The Morning a hot air balloon owned by Dr Tim Brady official balloonmeister for this years Glowfest was inflated just off the plaza as part of this years Wassailfest Fortyfive downtown busi nesses opened their doors Thursday night for WassaiWest Wassailers sampled the holiday punch and enjoyed music in the citys downtown At right Bobby Cawood of the Plaza Diner serves a cup of wassail to New Braunfels newcomer Julie Horsey HeraldZeitung photos by John Thomas Reward offered for armed robber BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Sketch of robber Local lawmen are searching for an armed robber who has robbed several local businesses and a reward of up to is being offered for infor mation leading to his arrest New County Crime Stoppers is offering up to Tor information leading to the arrest of a gunman who allegedly approached the mer chants with a weapon and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money Described as an Hispanic male 1619 years old between 5foot 8 and 5foot10 the alleged gun man weighs between 130 and 160 pounds is clean shaven and has short black hair He is suspected in at least six separate robberies occur ring during the last few weeks Police said they believed the robberies were committed by the same person The time of day and the method of accomplishing these robberies are Basel Boatright of the New Braunfels Police Department said A man who fits the same police description approached Lees Conoco Station at 1691 N Business 35 on Oct 24 Nov 8 and Nov 14 flashed a gun and robbed the estab lishment according to police reports The same description fits a man who approached a video clerk at Planet Video on Nov 22 demanded employees lie down on the ground and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money On Nov 26 police believe the same man approached the Conoco Food Mart at 1410 Huisache Ave and robbed the store after showing a gun to employees The same day he attempted to rob the Oakwood Inn near Interstate 35 Turn to Robber Page 2A Region title countdown Pig hogs attention at Unicorn games By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer One group of students at New Braunfels High School developed a unique way to root for the Unicorn football team this season when the stu dents adopted a 27pound pig statue and brought it to football games The pig handlers Richard Boyer Josh Schindler Gavin Sollberger Greg Lisk Joey McBrayer Mando Hernan dez Paul Gathany and Jason Luna plan to bring the roughedup blue swine to the Region IVSA finals at 1 Saturday at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio when the Unicorns will face the MacArthur Brahmas The solid cement pig was more than a random spirit was a token of good luck members of the group said Weve won every game that the pigs been said Boyer The one game we lost at MacArthur the pig wasnt Unicorns vs Brahmas WHEN 1 Saturday WHERE Alamo Stadium not the Alamodome in San Antonio DIRECTIONS take Interstate 35 South past loop 1604 and Loop 410 exit US281 North take the esdt and turn tefttaTuteta turn teft on Tuleta to Alamo Stadium TICKETS On ssteunfiUpmuoday at New Braunfels The war at the The group claimed to have found the pig known as Ronald near Schindlers truck when it was parked at Boyers house last summer Then we just started carrying it said Sollberger Boyers neighbor Susan Phillips speculated otherwise We had three stone pigs in our front said Phillips and one by one they Although the true ownership of the pig is in question Phillips said Ronald represents school spirit Were glad to be a part of Unicom said Phillips The legs of the pig are broken off and its blue coat of paint is scratched in places visible signs of the many places it has traveled We used to take him to school and brought him from class to said HeraldZeitung photo by Susan Jakobsen Pig handlers from left Paul Gathany Josh Schindler joey McBrayer Gavin Sollberger Greg Lisk and Richard Boyer who Is holding Ronald the pig think the pig deserves a space in the schools trophy case Gathany who along with other han dlers painted their names on the back of the pig in correction fluid But the mission of the group is to make the pig visible during football games We all stand on the said Sollberger When we have a good play we lift him up and people scream when we run Unicom football player Donnie Hite said the pig handlers promoted spirit Turn to Pig Page 2A i family stays together plays Page 3A   

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